Money (That’s What I Want) Lyrics

Money (That’s What I Want)

Barrett Strong

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Original recording


Money (That’s What I Want) Lyrics

The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the birds and bees
I need money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)

Your love give me such a thrill
But your love don’t pay my bills
I need money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)

Solo

Money don’t get everything it’s true
But what it don’t get, I can’t use
I need money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)

Money (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Lots of money (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Whole lot of money (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Ha ha (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Aha ha ha ha ha (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Whoa yeah (that’s what I want… ah ha ha)

Give me money (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Ah lots of money (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
All of these greens (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Yeah, I’m not saying, that’s what I mean (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Ah ah ah… (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Whoa yeah (that’s what I want… ah ha ha)

Give me money (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)
Ah lots of money (that’s what I want, ah ha ha)


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Money (That’s What I Want) – Guitar Lesson

‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ is a song written by Motown Record Executive Berry Gordy. First performed by Barrett Strong, it has since been covered by many.

On the original, the main guitar riff stays as the rest of the band moves from F to Bb. This has not been maintained on most cover versions.

As you learn this in the course, I’ll show you several ways you could play this song, including how to improvise a solo.

Preview video lessons: Money (That’s What I Want)


Barrett Strong – Biography

Barrett Strong was the first artist on the Motown label to have a hit. The song was Money ‘(That’s What I Want)’. Performed by Barrett, it was written by the president of the label and a sign of what was to come.

As well as having his own solo career, Barrett also wrote the lyrics to many of Motown’s biggest hits, for example ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’.

To find out more, go to Barrett Strong biography.


Berry Gordy – Biography

Berry Gordy is the man behind the hit factory that was Motown. The idea behind the label came from working in a car factory.

Housing the label, the studio and a house band all in the same building proved to be a masterstroke as Berry set out to discover the greatest superstars of our time.

To find out more, go to Berry Gordy biography.


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